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Bulloch County Schools Get Climate Star Ratings

The Georgia Department of Education released its first School Climate Star Rating Monday.  The ratings are based on survey results and data compiled from the 2013-14 school year.

According to the GaDOE, school climate refers to “the quality and character of the school life – the ‘culture’ of a school. A sustainable, positive school climate fosters youth development and student learning, which are essential elements for academic success, career-skill improvement and overall quality of life. The School Climate Star Rating helps determine whether a school is on the right path to school improvement.”

Here are the scores from Bulloch County schools:

Mill Creek Elementary School   CCRPI Score – 66.7, Climate Stars – 3

New Nevils Elementary School   CCRPI Score – 73.5, Climate Stars – 3

William James Middle School   CCRPI Score – 71.3, Climate Stars – 2

Langston Chapel Elementary School   CCRPI Score – 57.1, Climate Stars – 3

Brooklet Elementary School   CCRPI Score – 83.8, Climate Stars – 4

New Southeast Bulloch High School   CCRPI Score – 70.6, Climate Stars – 3

Langston Chapel Middle School   CCRPI Score – 71.6, Climate Stars – 3

Southeast Bulloch Middle School   CCRPI Score – 81.9, Climate Stars – 3

Portal Elementary School   CCRPI Score – 72.2, Climate Stars – 3

Bryant Elementary School   CCRPI Score – 75.7, Climate Stars – 4

Statesboro High School   CCRPI Score – 63.1, Climate Stars – 3

Stilson Elementary School   CCRPI Score – 69.1, Climate Stars – 3

Portal Middle/High School   CCRPI Score – 76.7, Climate Stars – 4

Mattie Lively Elementary School   CCRPI Score – 56, Climate Stars – 3

Sallie Zetterower Elementary School   CCRPI Score – 62.8, Climate Stars – 4

 

The ratings are between 1-5 stars, with five stars representing a school that is considered “excellent,” while one star represents Georgia schools most in need of improvement.  The following describes each individual rating:

‘5-star’ schools ranked excellent according to the school climate index;

‘4-star’ schools ranked above average according to the school climate index;

‘3-star’ schools ranked average according to the school climate index;

‘2-star’ schools ranked below satisfactoryaccording to the school climate index, or

‘1-star’ schools ranked unsatisfactory according to the school climate index.

The GaDOE states that “School Climate Star Ratings are required by law; they also serve as a companion to the Department of Early Care and Learning’s Quality Rated program, which includes an assessment of the learning environment.”

In a press release on Monday afternoon, the GaDOE said that “Students cannot learn in environments that do not support them,” Superintendent Woods said. “Georgia is committed to measuring the quality of its learning climates, and this aligned approach helps us assess that quality from preschool all the way through 12th grade.”

View Online CCRPI and School Climate Report here

View School Star Ratings here (Excel Spreadsheet)

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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